Review-“Dracula”-“The Devil’s Waltz”

Well, it seems that NBC's Dracula might have finally hit its stride.  In tonight's episode, we not only got to see a lot more of the brutality we expect from Dracula, but also gained a glimpse into his past with Renfield.  Meanwhile, Mina finds herself growing dissatisfied with the changes in Jonathan, and both Lucy … Continue reading Review-“Dracula”-“The Devil’s Waltz”

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Review-“Once Upon a Time”-“Think Lovely Thoughts”

Well, this was certainly a night that will go down in Once Upon a Time history as one of the best episodes since the end of the first season.  After a few weeks of staying somewhat in place, we finally gained a glimpse of where the first half of this season is going to end up.  So … Continue reading Review-“Once Upon a Time”-“Think Lovely Thoughts”

Saturday Matinee–“The Women” and “Land of the Pharaohs”

This is the first of my new series, "Saturday Matinee," in which I review classic films from Hollywood's Golden Age.  For tonight's edition, I have chosen two widely divergent films, George Cukor's The Women (1939) and Howard Hawks's Land of the Pharaohs (1955). To begin with The Women, you would be hard-pressed to find a film that more deftly and acidly … Continue reading Saturday Matinee–“The Women” and “Land of the Pharaohs”

Review: “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland”-“Heart of Stone”

It’s become something of a foregone conclusion that ABC’s series Once Upon a Time in Wonderland will not be renewed for a second season.  In my view, this is something of a tragedy, as the series continues to hold onto some strongly grounded storylines, as evidenced in the most recent outing, “Heart of Stone.”  In … Continue reading Review: “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland”-“Heart of Stone”